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Cast (feature film)

Spoilers of the Plains (1951) as Scientist
This is an odd one for Roy. There are foreign spies, desert sites for rocket-launching and artificial satellites. The climax is a one-on-one fight on top of an oil derrick.
Wells Fargo Gunmaster (1951) as Croupier
Rocky, Special Investigator for Wells Fargo, shows up just in time to save the stage from being robbed. Unable to find the mastermind, or even the outlaws who rob the stage, Rocky goes undercover as an outlaw. He goes to Cedarville after robbing the stage, with the help of the driver, and tries to find the big boss. What he does find is that the big boss has a permanent retirement plan as a payoff for the goods.
Honeychile (1951) as Mason
Twilight in the Sierras (1950) as Matt Brunner
Roy is a United States Marshal tracking down a counterfeiting ring and hunting down a mountain lion. Songs: "It's One Wonderful Day," "Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy," "Pancho's Rancho" and the title song.
The Crime Doctor's Diary (1949) as Anson
A criminal psychologist tries to clear his patient of arson charges.
Sky Liner (1949) as Financier
Ranger of Cherokee Strip (1949) as Eric Parsons, also known as "The Mad Hatter"
Having been framed for murder, the half-breed Joe Bearclaws escapes from prison and Ranger Steve Howard goes after him. He catches up with him in the Cherokee Strip where he has no authority. Joe is then framed for another murder and this time Steve knows he is innocent and goes after the real killer.
Omoo-Omoo The Shark God (1949) as Dr. Humphrey Long
Superman (1948)
Words and Music (1948) as Producer
Songwriters Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart search for love while rising to the top.
The Denver Kid (1948) as Andre
When Border Patrol Lieut. Roberts is killed, it appears that his brother Tim was the killer. To clear the Robert's name for his boss, Lieut. Rocky Lane heads south of the border posing as an outlaw. He hopes to get in with the gang and find Tim who is using an assumed name. As always, Nugget is there to help.
One Touch of Venus (1948) as Mr. Crust
A window dresser in a department store feels a strange attraction to a statue in the display. One night he impulsively kisses her; she comes to life and reveals herself to be Venus, the goddess of love.
King of the Gamblers (1948) as Bernie Dupal
Silver Trails (1948) as Willard Jackson
The Dude Goes West (1948) as Gambler
A tenderfoot tries to help a miner's daughter protect her claim.
The Gay Ranchero (1948) as Vance Brados
Crooks try to take over an airport by sabotaging the planes. Sheriff Roy catches them. Songs: title song, "Granada," "You Belong to my Heart," and "Wait'll I get my Sunshine in the Moonlight."
Smash Up--The Story of a Woman (1947) as Wolf
A singer''''s wife turns to the bottle when she fears she''''s lost her husband to success.
Apache Rose (1947) as Reed Calhoun
The Vegas own an oil rich ranch and Calhoun is after the mineral rights. He gets Carlos Vega to run huge gambling debts. When Carlos' sister who is half owner arrives, Calhoun tries to have her killed. Roy finds a clue and this leads him to Calhoun's offshore gambling ship.
Road to Rio (1947) as Sherman Mallory
Another in the excellent Hope and Crosby 'Road To' series. Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotised, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.
The Case of the Baby Sitter (1947) as Phil, also known as Duke of Leradia
The Red Dragon (1946) as Edmund Slade
Below the Deadline (1946) as Jeffrey Hilton
A veteran joins the mob to avenge his gangster brother's murder.
Just Before Dawn (1946) as Walter Foster
A criminal psychologist is tricked into injecting a diabetic with poison instead of insulin.
Angel on My Shoulder (1946) as Mr. Bentley
The Devil sends a murdered gangster to Earth as a respected judge.
Home in Oklahoma (1946) as Steve McClory
A small-town editor and a big-city reporter investigate a wealthy rancher''''s mysterious death.
The People's Choice (1946) as Elmer Blodgett
Murder Is My Business (1946) as Carl Meldrum
Her Sister's Secret (1946) as Guy
When her soldier lover disappears, a young woman gives up their child to her sister, only to have the man return intent on building a family.
Crime, Inc. (1945) as Barry North
Docks of New York (1945) as [Prince Igor] Mallet
Glimpy finds a necklace next to a dead body in an alley. His discovery leads to the gang getting mixed up in murder, intrigue involving a European royal family, and a killer who is after the necklace that Muggs has and will stop at nothing to get it.
Come Out Fighting (1945) as ["Silk"] Henley
Blonde Ransom (1945) as Forbes
Eadie Was a Lady (1945) as Caleb Van Horn
Edithea Alden, a college girl from a wealthy family, is working at night as dancer in a nightclub. When the leading lady Rose is loosing the customers attractiong, Editha gets her job, but due to the fact that her double life could be discoverd, she quits, the nightclub is forced to close. In college she gets a role in the annual college show. The ex-nightclubowner finds out who his star really was, and gets her back, but on opening night they are arrested, because the former star has found out the truth about the job offer. After that the college wants to expell her.
Mr. Muggs Rides Again (1945) as Dollar Davis
After having been framed by gamblers, Muggs is barred from riding in horse races. Snce he can no longer race, he takes up a collection so Ma Brown, who owns the horses won't have her stable foreclosed on. However, one of the gamblers involved in the frame falls for Ma Brwn's daughter, and decides to come clean and confess to the police about the frame. The other gamblers hear about it and set out to shut him up and discredit Muggs and Ma Brown once and for all.
A Guy, a Gal, and a Pal (1945) as Granville Breckenridge
Helen Carter is wooed by two men and she is torn between the financial security offered Granville Breckinridge and happiness love she feels for serviceman Jimmy Jones.
The Big Show-Off (1945) as Wally Porter
Joe Bagley (Lionel Stander),owner of the Blue Heaven Club,tries to foster a romance between shy pianist Sandy Elliott (Arthur Lake)and band vocalist June Mayfield(Dale Evans.) Joe tells June that Sandy is really a professional,masked wrestler known as "The Devil." Wally Porter (George Meeker),also in love with June doesn't believe the story. The real wrestler breaks a leg in a match and Sandy,in order to keep up the ruse now has to wear a cast on his leg.June attends a match and hears the real Devil announce his engagement to another girl.
Northwest Trail (1945) as Whitey Yaeger
Mountie Matt O'Brien is assigned to escort Miss Owens to a remote outpost. But when he finds an illegal mining operation there that is smuggling gold across the border, his superior Sgt. Means orders him to leave.
Black Market Babies (1945) as Anthony Marsden
This George Morris story (screenplay by George Wallace Sayre) was based on an article that appeared in "Woman's Home Companion" and later reprinted in "Reader's Digest." Eddie Condon (Kane Richmond), a two-bit racketeer, teams up with an alcoholic doctor, Judson (Ralph Morgan), to set up a maternity home with free facilities to expectant mothers, with the proviso that the women sign away all rights to their new-borns. The babies are then offered for adoptation to couples willing to make a substantial "contribution" to the home. Things go well for this borderline within-the-law business until a baby is still-born. Conden had already sold the baby for $5,000 and has no intention of returning the money, so he substitutes the child of the sister (Teala Loring) of his wife (Jayne Hazard). There is a slip-up on the filing of the certificates and the District Attorney's office gets involved.
Take It Big (1944) as John Hankinson
Up in Arms (1944) as Ashley's aide
A hypochondriac''''s imagined illnesses aren''''t enough to keep him out of the military.
Song of Nevada (1944) as Cliff Callahan
When John Barrabbee's plane makes an emergency landing, he wanders off and joins Roy's cattle drive. Later he learns he was killed when his plane resumed its flight and crashed. He also learns his daughter is going to sell his ranch and marry a man he dislikes. So he gives Roy a job on the ranch and sends him off to see if he can prevent both of these events while he remains in hiding.
Dead Man's Eyes (1944) as Nick Phillips
An artist (Lon Chaney Jr) is blinded by a jealous assistant/model. His fiance's father generously offers his eyes for a sight restoring operation. there's only one hitch. Chaney has to wait until after the man dies. Not surprisingly, when the benefactor dies a very premature death, suspicion falls on the artist.
Bowery to Broadway (1944) as Dandy
I Accuse My Parents (1944) as Charles Blake
Ignored by his alcoholic parents, Jimmy Wilson starts hanging around with some shady characters. After falling in love with a lounge singer, Jimmy tries to impress her by doing jobs for her shady boss. After one of these jobs goes bad, Jimmy ends up on the run. Eventually, he must confront the truth, his past, and his parents.
The Port of Forty Thieves (1944) as Frederick St. Clair
Seven Doors to Death (1944) as Charles Eaton
A shot rings out in a darkened apartment; a woman screams and flees, tricking architect Jimmy McMillan into giving her a ride. McMillan returns and finds a body; but the police find a different body! He and the woman in question (Mary Rawlins, niece of the late owner), both suspects, become allies; among light romantic banter they hunt the real killer behind the seven doors of a blind alley, housing eccentric suspects and a dark, intricate, spooky cellar...
Silent Partner (1944) as R. S. Treavor, desk clerk
Truck Busters (1943) as Reporter
An independent driver organizes other truckers to fight a corrupt executive.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) as Mr. Swanson
A loner gets caught up in a posse's drive to find and hang three suspected rustlers.
All Through the Night (1942) as Reporter
A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.
The Male Animal (1942) as Reporter
A college professor fights censorship and an amorous football player who's after his wife.
Busses Roar (1942) as Nick Stoddard
A saboteur rigs a bomb to destroy a strategic oil field.
You Can't Escape Forever (1942) as Cummings
Although she''s been demoted to writing the advice column, a newspaper woman still tries to expose a racketeer.
Wings for the Eagle (1942) as Personnel man
Dedicated aircraft workers compete for the same girl.
Secret Enemies (1942) as Rudolph
The FBI tracks Nazi agents to a luxury hotel.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as Hotel clerk
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
Larceny, Inc. (1942) as Mr. Jackson
An ex-convict and his gang try to use a luggage store to front a bank robbery, but business keeps getting in the way.
Murder in the Big House (1942) as "Scoop" Conner
Two reporters take on a murder ring at the state pen.
Captains of the Clouds (1942) as Playboy
A mail flyer joins the Canadian air force for fun but has to prove his worth when he goes to war.
Bullet Scars (1942) as Police announcer
Hoods kidnap an honest doctor to patch up one of their own.
The Gay Sisters (1942) as Clerk
A New York aristocrat marries for the money to save the family mansion.
Spy Ship (1942) as Paul
A flighty society girl sells secrets to the enemy.
Dive Bomber (1941) as Commander
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.
The Body Disappears (1941) as Producer
A scientist's invisibility formula gets him in trouble with the police.
You're in the Army Now (1941) as Captain Austin
Two incompetent door-to-door salesmen enlist by accident.
Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1941) as Harry Grange
The Irish-American detective Shayne is hired by a racetrack bigwig (Kolb) to guard his compulsive gambler daughter (Weaver). When her boyfriend is murdered, Shayne gets blamed.
Affectionately Yours (1941) as Anita's escort
A foreign correspondent hurries home to stop his wife from getting a divorce.
The Singing Hill (1941) as John Ramsey
Love Crazy (1941) as DeWest
A businessman concocts a series of harebrained schemes to keep his wife from divorcing him.
Mountain Moonlight (1941) as Long
High Sierra (1941) as Pfiffer
An aging ex-con sets out to pull one more big heist.
Marry the Bo$$'$ Daughter (1941) as Snavely
Young man from Kansas (Edwards) goes to New York to work for his tycoon-hero (Barbier). His superiors won't listen to his ideas about business, but the boss and his daughter (Joyce) do.
A Child Is Born (1940) as Mr. Harry Laverne
A pregnant prison inmate shares her problems with the patients in a maternity ward.
Sandy Is a Lady (1940) as Mr. Porter
Free, Blonde and 21 (1940) as Drunk
Yesterday's Heroes (1940) as Tony
A Night at Earl Carroll's (1940) as Stage manager
Swanee River (1940) as Henry Foster
More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War breaks out.
It's a Wonderful World (1939) as Ned Brown
A runaway poetess helps a fugitive prove himself innocent of murder charges.
Wings of the Navy (1939) as Steve
Pilot brothers vie for the same woman.
The Roaring Twenties (1939) as Masters
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
Undercover Doctor (1939) as Monk Jackson
Everything's on Ice (1939) as Harrison Gregg
Rough Riders Round-Up (1939) as [George] Lanning
A suspended Texas ranger sets out to catch the outlaws who killed his partner.
Gone With the Wind (1939) as Yankee major's poker-playing captain
Classic tale of Scarlett O'Hara's battle to save her beloved Tara and find love during the Civil War.
The Long Shot (1939) as Dell Baker
The Lady and the Mob (1939) as George Watson
A woman sets out to break a criminal gang controlling the dry cleaning business.
The Kid from Texas (1939) as Henry Smith Harrington
A playboy turns cowboy and sets up a polo match with an Indian tribe.
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939) as Hartley
A famous detective investigates industrial espionage at a plane factory.
All Women Have Secrets (1939) as Doc
When they decide they might as well be penniless husbands and wives as penniless campus sweethearts, three couples at a Midwestern university, against the advice of their friends, get married. Joe (John Arledge) and Susie Tucker (Betty Moran) prove that two can live as cheap as one by setting up housekeeping in a trailer, and working at whatever odd jobs turn up. Slats (Peter Lind Hayes as Peter Hayes) and Jennifer Warwick (Virginia Dale) marry because they can fight better under the same roof then when separated, and use Jennifer's allowance from home to pay for their groceries. John Gregory (Joseph Allen Jr.), a brilliant pre-med student, and his bride, Kay (Jean Cagney), are in the most serious situation. Kay's allowance is suddenly cut off by her unsympathetic step-mother, while the scholarship on which John is depending is threatened by his inability to do two jobs at once - study all day and work at night to support them. Kay, determined to prevent John from giving up college, takes a series of back-breaking jobs in order to give him time to study. She gets a job singing in a night club, but has to quit when the stork announces an imminent arrival. Her secret, being pregnant, helps her to make up her mind to go back home and leave John free to accept the offer of a professor who wants the promising student to work with him abroad.
Stunt Pilot (1939) as [Earl] Martin
A movie stunt pilot faces murder charges when an aerial battle scene turns deadly.
Danger on the Air (1938) as Tuttle
Tarzan's Revenge (1938) as Nevin Potter
Tarzan saves Elenor from the evil grip of ruler Ben Alleu Bey.
Slander House (1938) as Dr. Herbert Stallings
Change of Heart (1938) as Richards
Reckless Living (1938) as Man at racetrack
Marie Antoinette (1938) as Robespierre
Lavish biography of the French queen who "let them eat cake."
The Westland Case (1937) as Richard Bolston
Escape by Night (1937) as Fred Peters
Stella Dallas (1937) as Mr. Chandler
After divorcing a society man, a small-town woman tries to build a better life for their daughter.
History Is Made at Night (1937) as Norton
A romantic headwaiter fights to save a woman from her possessive ex-husband.
On Again--Off Again (1937) as Tony [Toler]
Squabbling business partners settle their differences in a wrestling match, with the loser becoming the winner''''s slave.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as Brookfield
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
Wedding Present (1936) as Gordon Blaker
Tango (1936) as Foster Carver
Gentle Julia (1936) as Mr. [Albert] Crum
Don't Get Personal (1936) as Freddie Miller
In Paris, A.W.O.L. (1936) as Other man
Walking on Air (1936) as Tom Quinlan
A girl torments her parents by hiring a phony suitor.
Beware of Ladies (1936) as Freddie White
The Country Doctor (1936) as Dr. Wilson
Career Woman (1936) as Mr. Smith
A girl (Jewell) accused of killing her father is defended unsuccessfully by a flashy lawyer (Whalen) and successfully by a new, straightforward one (Trevor).
Small Town Girl (1936) as Dr. Bill Underwood
After marrying a drunken playboy, a young girl tries to capture his heart while he's sober.
Dante's Inferno (1935) as Drunk in ship's cafe
A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
Don't Bet on Blondes (1935) as
An actress's manager tries to keep her from leaving the stage for marriage.
The Wedding Night (1935) as Gilly
A married author falls for the beautiful farm girl whose inspiration has saved him from writer's block.
If You Could Only Cook (1935) as Parker
An unhappy executive gets a job as a butler on a lark, only to fall for the family cook.
Oil for the Lamps of China (1935) as Bill Kendall
An American oil company representative almost sacrifices his marriage for his career.
Murder by Television (1935) as Richard Grayson
James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world, refuses to sell the process to television companies, who then send agents to acquire the invention any way they can. On the night of his initial broadcast Houghland is mysteriously murdered in the middle of his demonstration and it falls to Police Chief Nelson to determine who the murderer is from the many suspects present.
Remember Last Night? (1935) as Vic Huling
Long Island socialites set out to solve a murder committed during a wild house party they threw.
Murder on a Honeymoon (1935) as Kelsey, alias of Roswell T. Forrest
A schoolteacher jumps into detective mode when a fellow airplane passenger gets sick and dies.
The Rainmakers (1935) as Orville Parker
A pair of rainmakers takes on a crooked businessman out to cash in on a drought.
Welcome Home (1935) as Edward Adams
Dark Hazard (1934) as Pres Barrow
A compulsive gambler loses everything.
The Dragon Murder Case (1934) as Monty Montague
Society sleuth Philo Vance looks into a murder near a mysterious "dragon pool."
Broadway Bill (1934) as Henry Early
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
Hi Nellie! (1934) as Sheldon
A crusading newspaper editor keeps digging into corruption, even when he''s forced to write advice to the lovelorn.
Against the Law (1934) as Bert Andrews
Little Man, What Now? (1934) as Shultz
Impoverished newlyweds travel from the country to Berlin to find success. At first, things look rosy, but when the Pinnebergs discover that the husband's stepmother--with whom they are now living--is a notorious madame, groom and pregnant bride must take to the road.
Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934) as [Armand] Beauchamp
Two salesmen try to market a flavored lipstick.
I Believed in You (1934) as Saracen Jones
Melody in Spring (1934) as Wesley Prebble
Ever Since Eve (1934) as Phillip Baxter
The Richest Girl in the World (1934) as Donald
To put off fortune-hunters, an heiress trades places with her secretary.
Bachelor of Arts (1934) as Professor Donald Woolsey
Uncertain Lady (1934) as Dr. Alexander Garrison
Paris Interlude (1934) as Rex [Fleming]
Expatriates and foreign correspondents mix in a Paris bistro.
Pick-Up (1933) as Artie Logan
Night of Terror (1933) as Arthur Hornsby
Only Yesterday (1933) as Dave Reynolds
Sweepings (1933) as Bert [Pardway]
A man spends his life building a successful business to pass on to his kids who are uninterested.
The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933) as Charles Magee
A boxer facing a murder charge finds refuge in a children's home.
Double Harness (1933) as Dennis [Moore]
After tricking a playboy into marriage, a woman sets out to win his love honestly.
Song of the Eagle (1933) as August Hoffman
King for a Night (1933) as John Williams
Chance at Heaven (1933) as Sid Larrick
A society girl steals a simple gas station attendant from his working-class girlfriend.
The Misleading Lady (1932) as [Bob] Tracy
Afraid to Talk (1932) as Lennie
A Fool's Advice (1932) as Harry Bayliss
Fireman Save My Child (1932) as Stevens
A small-town ball player moves to the big leagues.
The Famous Ferguson Case (1932) as Jigger Bolton
Two reporters interested in different stories write about a murder.
Vanity Street (1932) as Val French
Blessed Event (1932) as Church
An unscrupulous gossip columnist lands himself in hot water.
Emma (1932) as Bill [Smith]
A housekeeper faces unexpected snobbery when she marries her boss.
The Match King (1932) as Erickson
An ambitious young man corners the market on matches, then faces the destruction of his empire.
Tess of the Storm Country (1932) as Dan Taylor
The First Year (1932) as Dick Loring
Back Street (1932) as Kurt Shendler
Strictly Dishonorable (1931) as Henry Greene
An Italian opera star falls for a southern belle who''''s already engaged.
The Escape (1928) as Dr. Don Elliott
A Thief in the Dark (1928) as Ernest
The Girl-Shy Cowboy (1928) as Harry Lasser
Chicken a la King (1928) as Buck Taylor
Four Sons (1928) as Andres Bernle
A family saga in which three of a Bavarian widow''''s sons go to war for Germany and the fourth goes to America, Germany''''s eventual opponent.

Cinematography (feature film)

The Big Chance (1933) as Photography

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